The Smokescreen Napa Valley Cabernet is a robust wine with prominent fruit flavors. It has a deep purple color and is rich in dark fruit, cocoa, and graphite notes, providing a full-bodied texture with a long finish. Despite its strength, this wine also has an elegant side that gives it complexity and sophistication. It’s a classic Napa cab that’s both powerful and nuanced. This wine can be enjoyed immediately or aged for further development.
Following years of producing top-tier single vineyard wines in Napa Valley, winemaker Paul Johnson faced the uncertainty brought on by the 2008 recession, which impacted the banks and stock market. During a trip to the east coast, Johnson was repeatedly informed by wine retailers that high-end Napa wines priced above $30 were no longer selling. This realization led Johnson to start the Smokescreen brand, aimed at offering great value wines without compromising on quality.
The team behind Smokescreen has worked tirelessly to redefine the perception of daily drinking wine by sourcing grapes from renowned vineyards in appellations such as Napa Valley, Russian River, Alexander Valley, and Paso Robles. To ensure exceptional quality, the wines are handcrafted using techniques typically reserved for more expensive wines, such as whole cluster fermentation and barrel fermenting.